The five successful parties were said to be part of the 95 associations that applied to the Commission for registration.

The five successful parties are Young Progressive Party, Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, New Generation Party of Nigeria, All Democratic Peoples Movement and Action Democratic Party.

INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Adedeji Soyebi, made the announcement in Abuja on Wednesday.

Soyebi said 90 applications were rejected because they did not meet the constitutional requirements.

Recalled that the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA had earlier urged INEC not to register APDA.

The  party noted that the acronym of the new group, shared similarity with APGA and would confuse voters if registered.

Nigeria appears to be a two-party state with the All Progressives Congress and the People's Democratic Party being the top two contenders during general elections.